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Lesson Plans

re:how to display work

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D. kain (djajck)
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 07:45:33 -0400

So many art teachers don't have a clue as to how important this is to your
job! I see many teachers slap the work up, and because they arrange it OK,
they think it's great. Well, every year I get raves on the kids' work
because I take a little more time. The result is the WORK looking so much
better! I always back the work, always. I usually crop a little and back
with black. I order a lot of black paper for this reason. If I used black
to work on, I pick a color that's in the picture. Sometimes, I offset the
background paper. I print out labels with the student names, so that
people know who made the picture. There's nothing worse than trying to
figure out who the artist is, especially in a year-end art show. And if
there's a lot of different work, different colors, all together, I don't
use a color on the board itself, I leave it blank cork. That way, it
doesn't distract. These few things make a big difference, try them. People
especially love the names clearly on them, with grade level.